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University of Guelph

Location

Guelph Campus, Guelph Canada

Ranking

# 591-600QS World University Rankings

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81Undergraduate programs

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52Postgraduate programs

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About University of Guelph

What you seek in a university, the University of Guelph has it. 

No matter where you're from, once you've enrolled at the U of G, you're a Gryphon. That means you're a part of a network of fellow Gryphons who will set you up with everything you need to be a success - in your degree, in your career, and in the rest of your life. Our reputation? Excellent. We're ranked as one of Canada's Top Comprehensive Universities, with top marks in Student Experience. Our academics? First rate - with professors who actually want to get to know you. Our professional connections? Unparalleled. We offer hundreds of opportunities to put your skills to practice in the field and meet the right people - that's how we ensure over 90% of our students are employed within 6 months of graduation. And our atmosphere? Like being part of a community that you make complete. So come and experience Guelph. We've been waiting for you. 

More than 1,200 international students come from all over the world to study at Guelph. We continually strengthen our global reputations as a leader in innovative research and teaching excellence. We want you to become leaders of a sustainabile tomorrow, given that U of G has over 100,000 alumni in 145 countries. 

We want to welcome you to one of Ontario's fastest growing, best run cities: Guelph. With a population of over 133,000, the city of Guelph is known for its environmental sustainability and volunteerism. With all the amenities of a big city, and a small-town feel, the campus and the city offer you a perfect balance of academics and community. The architecture is rich, the downtown core is vibrant, the legacy and cultural diversity is strong, and the community and campus are interconnected. Guelph is:

  • Rated one of the 10 best places to live in Canada.
  • Located in the heart of the Innovation Corridor that stretches from Toronto to Waterloo Region.
  • Called the City of Music, it's recognized for its indie music scene, and home to the renowned Hillside Festival and the Guelph Jazz Festival.
  • A one-hour drive from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. 

About University of Guelph

What you seek in a university, the University of Guelph has it. 

No matter where you're from, once you've enrolled at the U of G, you're a Gryphon. That means you're a part of a network of fellow Gryphons who will set you up with everything you need to be a success - in your degree, in your career, and in the rest of your life. Our reputation? Excellent. We're ranked as one of Canada's Top Comprehensive Universities, with top marks in Student Experience. Our academics? First rate - with professors who actually want to get to know you. Our professional connections? Unparalleled. We offer hundreds of opportunities to put your skills to practice in the field and meet the right people - that's how we ensure over 90% of our students are employed within 6 months of graduation. And our atmosphere? Like being part of a community that you make complete. So come and experience Guelph. We've been waiting for you. 

More than 1,200 international students come from all over the world to study at Guelph. We continually strengthen our global reputations as a leader in innovative research and teaching excellence. We want you to become leaders of a sustainabile tomorrow, given that U of G has over 100,000 alumni in 145 countries. 

We want to welcome you to one of Ontario's fastest growing, best run cities: Guelph. With a population of over 133,000, the city of Guelph is known for its environmental sustainability and volunteerism. With all the amenities of a big city, and a small-town feel, the campus and the city offer you a perfect balance of academics and community. The architecture is rich, the downtown core is vibrant, the legacy and cultural diversity is strong, and the community and campus are interconnected. Guelph is:

  • Rated one of the 10 best places to live in Canada.
  • Located in the heart of the Innovation Corridor that stretches from Toronto to Waterloo Region.
  • Called the City of Music, it's recognized for its indie music scene, and home to the renowned Hillside Festival and the Guelph Jazz Festival.
  • A one-hour drive from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. 

University information

General

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Bachelor

1100+
3+
6+
89+
20,992
88%
12%
2,144
70%
30%
1,077
81%
19%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

University of Guelph is one of the top public universities in Guelph, Canada. It is ranked #591-600 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #401- 450
  • 2014
    #461-470
  • 2015
    #431-440
  • 2016
    #471-480
  • 2017
    #501-550
  • 2018
    #491-500
  • 2019
    #581-590
  • 2020
    #571-580
  • 2021
    #571-580
  • 2022
    #581-590
  • 2023
    #591-600

Ranking criteria

13.5
Academic Reputation
31.5
Employer Reputation
6
Faculty Student Ratio
41.7
Citations per Faculty
46.3
International Faculty Ratio
14.7
International Students Ratio
68.6
International Research Network
15.7
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

The University of Guelph offers twelve undergraduate degree programs. You can choose to join the 80.8% of students who study in the areas of science, engineering, business, or arts. Or, you can discover the worlds of computing, landscape architecture or even the environment. The choice is yours! They each offer you a cross-disciplinary and flexible approach to learning. 

With an outstanding variety of specializations, we'll help you find your path. Select a major, add a minor, add electives to sample unique or related paths, mix in out-of-class experiences, and tailor your degree to your dreams as you go. It's your choice that matters.


 

The  University of Guelph offers 103 master’s degrees, PhDs and graduate diplomas, including :

  • Creative writing
  • French
  • Public health
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • Clinical studies
  • French

Browse all postgraduate courses here.

Usual postgraduate entry requirements for a master’s include a four-year honors degree or any international equivalent from a recognised university, with a minimum score of B- over the last two years of study. At PhD-level, you would also need a master’s degree with a minimum score of B overall as well as evidence that you have strong potential for research.
 
Average tuition fees range between CAD$20,500-28,50 (US$16,900 and US$23,000) per year, although special funding is available to students. All doctoral students receive a minimum stipend of at least US$14,400 for the first three years of study.
 
Apply online here. If you are applying from abroad, you should consult the department’s website to check whether you need to secure a faculty member before submitting an application. Typically, in postgraduate research programs, you need to find a faculty member to conduct research under; otherwise, your research in your selected program won't be approved - especially for funding.




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